Benefits of Whole-House Dehumidification

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Benefits of Whole-House Dehumidification

Are you waking up with night sweats?  Does your home have peeling or flaking paint or wallpaper?  Damaged wood, paneling, furniture, books, or wet spots on walls or ceilings?  Then the humidity in your home may be high.  Something that can also be affecting your health.  Discover below what the benefits are of having a whole-house dehumidification system.

**Energy Savings

Lowering the set point on the thermostat beyond the desired temperature causes the air conditioning unit to run longer to reach the lower temperature.  As a result, the A/C will remove more moisture, reducing humidity levels but causing wasteful over cooling.  Air that has too much humidity in it actually makes you feel warmer.  So many homeowners make the mistake of over cooling their homes in an effort to mitigate high humidity.  An air conditioner is not an effective dehumidifier though. That means customers may get too cold and your energy bills go up. Although it may be the “easiest” moisture control, over cooling is the least desired method because of its high costs.

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** Control health and promote well-being

Excess moisture can aggravate allergies and asthma symptoms by creating the perfect breeding ground for mold and insects.  Allergy sufferers are especially susceptible to the harmful effects of mold; however, if it develops, all of your home’s occupants are vulnerable. Mold and mildew develop and thrive when excess moisture is present in your home. When mold develops it can lead to an expensive and intensive remediation process as well as numerous ongoing issues.  Dust mite growth, mold and mildew can be reduced and controlled by eliminating excess humidity by using a whole-house dehumidifier.

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** Protect your home

Whole-house dehumidification can prevent wood damage and cracks caused by excess humidity.  Rotting and warping can develop from too much moisture in your home.  Wood, drywall and other furnishings will last longer when proper humidity is maintained. Dehumidification not only maintains the health of your family but the health of your home as well.

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For more information about how we can help control excess humidity in your home,

please call 757-566-3052.